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DIY Dog Paw Protection Wax for Winter Conditions

  • Author: Joybilee Farm
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 20 mins
  • Total Time: 30 mins
  • Yield: 6 ounces 1x




  1. Make a double boiler using a glass measuring cup and a saucepan.  Fill the saucepan with water so it comes halfway up the side of the measuring cup.
  2. Place calendula infused olive oil, shea butter, carnauba wax, and beeswax into the measuring cup.  Simmer the saucepan over medium heat until all the ingredients are melted.
  3. Remove the measuring cup from the saucepan.  Stir in vitamin E, rosemary, and lavender essential oils.
  4. Pour into 3 – 2 oz. tins.  Allow to cool completely before capping, to prevent condensation from forming on the inside of the lids.
  5. Label the tins and date.  This paw wax will last a year without spoilage.  If you notice any signs of spoilage, such as mold or an off-smell, discard and make a fresh batch.


  • Apply to your dog’s paws before going outside, at least once a day.  Be sure to rub it between the toe pads to prevent ice build-up.  If the dog has cracked or broken skin, apply twice a day to encourage rapid healing.
  • The wax dries quickly on the paws and created a protective barrier against injury.
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